Countertop stove after removing old drop-in stovetop.
Cutting into it would have caused irreversible damage to the rest of the countertop. So what do you do?
Install a Butcher Block
What the countertop looked like after installing the Butcher Block.
It was an easy answer because our kitchen never had enough space for food prep anyway so it was a functional addition to the kitchen. We found a company that will customize them. All we had to do was submit our measurements and it showed up in the mail a month later.